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Smith, Peter K.; Thompson, Fran; Jessel, John; Kožuchová, Andrea; Ferreira, Irene; Idriceanu, Gabriela; Menesini, Ersilia; Miklosz, Margaret; de Villanueva, Marian – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
Cybermentoring refers to virtual peer support in which young people themselves are trained as cybermentors and interact with those needing help and advice (cybermentees) online. This article describes the training in, and implementation of, a cross-national cybermentoring scheme, Beatbullying Europe, developed in the United Kingdom. It involved…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Simulation, Peer Relationship, Workshops
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Atli, Abdullah – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
Previous research shows that the first year of a school counsellor's career is one of the most critical stages. However, despite this importance, there is a limited number of studies that examine what novice school counsellors experience during their first year. The primary purpose of this qualitative study is to examine in detail the common…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Novices, Social Bias, School Counseling
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Velasco Leon, Azucena; Campbell, Marilyn – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
The increasing tendency of immigration and forced migration practices around the world has made countries' populations culturally and linguistically diverse. Australia is considered one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Consequently, the proportion of school-aged children with different culture and language is also increasing.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language)
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Khawaja, Nigar G.; Dhushyanthakumar, Lakshmi – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), with its three forms (youth, parent and teacher version), is widely used to assess emotional and behavioural disorders in children and adolescents. The present study examined the factor structure and psychometric properties of the teacher version of the scale (SDQ-T) with adolescents from…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Questionnaires, Screening Tests
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Curcio, Angela L.; Mak, Anita S.; George, Amanda M. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
While poor parental bonding has been linked with psychological distress, few studies have assessed bonding with mothers and fathers separately among adolescents and whether there are gender differences in the relationships between bonding and psychological distress. Additionally, low self-esteem has been shown to predict psychological distress,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Fathers
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Arslan, Gökmen – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
The present study explored the associations among positive psychological traits, school functioning, and psychological adjustment of elementary schoolchildren. Participants included 392 children in Grades 6-8 attending a Turkish public elementary school. There were 48.2% (189) female and 51.8% (203) male participants, and they ranged in age from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychological Characteristics, Emotional Adjustment, Public Schools
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Sagkal, Ali Serdar; Özdemir, Yalçin – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the direct and indirect effects (via mental toughness) of strength-based parenting on adolescents' psychological distress and subjective happiness. Participants included 370 adolescents (M = 15.86 years, SD = 0.50, range = 14-18 years, 51.6% girls) attending public high schools in Turkey. Participants completed…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, High School Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Soykan, Andrea; Gardner, Dianne; Edwards, Terence – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations. This study explores how teachers' psychological capital -- a combination of hope, resilience, optimism and self-efficacy -- is related to stress, wellbeing, appraisal and coping. Teachers (n = 1502) across New Zealand and from a range of teaching levels completed surveys. Participants with more…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Lee, Minyoung; Cho, Soohyun; Lee, Sang Min – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Development of academic hatred was examined at four time points across 7 months among 1,015 South Korean high school students. A multilevel growth model showed that the baseline of, and change in, academic hatred varied across individuals and classrooms. At the individual level, gender, parents' academic pressure, depression, and test anxiety were…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Aspiration
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Tsamparli, Anastasia; Halios, Helias – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
The aim of the current study is to examine the quality of sibling relationships in relation to family functioning in Greek families with typically developing school-age children. The sample: 251 intact Greek families with two children (251 parents -- 1 parent participated from each family -- and 251 children). Research instruments: (a) the Family…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Gender Differences, Birth Order, Foreign Countries
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Preston, Kim; Spooner-Lane, Rebecca – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
As teachers seek to educate and transform lives, often with limited resources and time, they can experience varying levels of stress and emotional exhaustion, particularly if effective emotion regulation strategies are not employed. The experience of teacher stress may be heightened in alternative schools that provide educational opportunities for…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Nontraditional Education, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout
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Tozer, Meryan; Khawaja, Nigar G.; Schweitzer, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
The present study examined protective factors associated with the wellbeing of 93 youth from a refugee background resettled in Brisbane, Australia. Wellbeing was defined as an absence of psychological distress and the presence of subjective wellbeing. Students at Milpera State High School, a special English language school, completed a battery of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Refugees, Youth
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Bhat, Christine Suniti – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Middle and high school students interact via powerful social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media platforms are sometimes misused, resulting in cyberbullying and sexting that could adversely affect many in the school community. School counsellors, school psychologists, and educators are uniquely positioned to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Soo Yin; Chou, Chih Chin – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This research examined the effects of structured group supervision (SGS) on counsellors' self-efficacy, counselling competency, and job involvement in Singapore. Twenty-one counsellors participated in six, 3- hour SGS sessions over 12 weeks with one qualified counselling supervisor. The counsellors had at least six months' experience working as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, School Counselors, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis
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Rickwood, Debra; Telford, Nic; Kennedy, Vanessa; Bailey, Eleanor – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Suicide-related behaviours are relatively common among school-aged young people, and schools are an appropriate setting for activities that aim to prevent and assist recovery after suicide. headspace School Support is a specialist service that assists Australian secondary schools to be prepared for and recover from suicide. Through the responses…
Descriptors: Suicide, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Prevention
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